Caution urged on BLM roads

The Bureau of Land Management Lander Field Office advises travelers on roads crossing public land to use caution as recent precipitation and flooding have caused road damage and washouts. “The best way to avoid damage to public roads and resources, as well as to avoid becoming stranded, is to wait until roads dry up,” said BLM Civil Engineering Technician Larry Leavenworth. “Travel safely and let us know when you discover deteriorating and unsafe road conditions.” Driving on wet roads and two-tracks can cause resource damage including soil erosion and degradation, damage to vegetation or archaeological sites, and ruts. “Small ruts made now can compound and make roads impassable later,” said Leavenworth. *Photo by Jwwaddles/shutterstock* #county10 #news